Poster for the Chris Hughes lecture on CSUEB Hayward campus on Oct. 23, 2012.

Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic and Facebook co-founder, will speak at CSUEB on Oct. 23. (Photo: ASI CSUEB)

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes to speak Oct. 23 at CSUEB

  • October 16, 2012 5:00am

Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic and Facebook co-founder, will speak at Cal State East Bay on Wednesday, October 23, in the New University Union at 6pm.

Hughes will talk about how social media has transformed the communication landscape. He co-founded Facebook in 2004, working first as the site’s spokesperson and later leading the product and user experience team. Within four years, working mostly part-time, Hughes vaulted into the ranks of being a multi-millionaire. He wasn't quite 23 years old.

Hughes quit Facebook in early 2007 to work for a candidate named Barack Obama as his director of online organizing. He revolutionized the use of the Web as a political tool during Obama’s campaign in 2007-08 by raising more than $500 million.  Fast Company called him, “The kid who made Obama president.”

Earlier in 2012, Hughes purchased of a majority stake in The New Republic magazine, a nearly century-old magazine that helped define modern American liberalism.

This Associated Students, Inc. sponsored lecture is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for more information.


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